As the petition for the arrest of Benjamin Netanyahu reaches almost 80,000 signatures, the British Government has issued an official statement saying that the Israeli Prime Minister is immune from arrest.
The online petition went viral on August 7 and demanded the apprehension of Israel’s Likud party chariman upon arrival in London.
Petitions that garner more than 100,000 signatures are considered for debate in parliament.
Referring to Netanyahu’s scheduled September visit, the petition requested “Under international law, he should be arrested for war crimes upon arrival in the UK for the massacre of over 2,000 civilians in 2014”
However the governments response clears the war criminal of any wrong doing.